- JOB OPENING – Crawford County CVB Executive DirectorThe Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, based in Pittsburg, Kansas, is seeking a new Executive Director.
- Buttons available for Little Balkans DaysThe 36th Annual Little Balkans Days Festival in Pittsburg, Kansas is scheduled for August 28 through September 5, 2021. Numerous activities will be available, including an Arts, Crafts & Food Show, live music, as well as the return of “Button Events”.
- Plan a Bucket List Trip to PittsburgWe asked a travel writer to take a look around town, let us know how her day went, and what some of her favorite places were…
- Arma 75th Annual V-J HomecomingA 75-year celebration marks the end of War World II, and the joy of coming home.
- Open house scheduled for Miner’s House in FranklinTour the Miner’s House at Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, Kansas on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from 6 to 8 p.m.
- 33rd Little Balkans Quilt ShowSeptember 3rd, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, September 4th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Little Balkans Folklife Music ProgramJoin emcee J.T. Knoll on Saturday, September 4th in Pittsburg’s Lincoln Park at the Little Balkans Folklife Festival music stage.
- ArtForms Gallery celebrates 5th Anniversary with open houseThree opportunities are available to celebrate the 5th Anniversary with ArtForms Gallery and the artists that share their creativity with the community of Pittsburg and surrounding areas.
- Croce Plays Croce Downtown ConcertThe 2021 Little Balkans Days Festival in Pittsburg, Kansas is host to a special night of music on Saturday, September 4 starting at 8 p.m.
- National Nature Photography Day – June 15As a child growing up in Crawford County, the day that the National Geographic magazine arrived at our home each month was the day that I curled up on the couch and traveled the world.
- Little Balkans Festival Photo Contest goes digitalThe Little Balkans Days Festival in Pittsburg, Kansas is seeking entries for one of its most popular events – the photo contest.
- Plaster Center: If you build it, they will comeThis week, the Plaster Center staff are rolling out the “green carpet” to vendors and attendees of the 36th Annual Four State Farm Show at what just might be the largest event that the building has hosted to date.
- Free Fishing Weekend & Annual DerbyThe first full weekend in June is typically a free fishing weekend across Kansas, including the Mined Land Wildlife Areas.
- Big Kansas Road Trip moves to Southeast KansasFrom May 5-8, 2022, the Big Kansas Road Trip will showcase Bourbon, Cherokee and Crawford counties in Southeast Kansas.
- Friday Music on the Lake 2021 schedulear off due to the pandemic, Friday Music on the Lake returns to Crawford State Park near Farlington, Kansas.
- Fishing For a Good TimeOn an early spring day that seemed made for fishing, Tom Pebley, of Kansas City, cast his lure into one of the more than 1,000 strip pits that dot Crawford County.
- Big Brutus to host Big Iron Overland RallyBig Brutus National Historic Site will host the Big Iron Overland Rally from May 14-16, 2021.
- Little Balkans Days Festival seeking vendorsApplications for vendors are now open for the Little Balkans Days Festival over Labor Day Weekend in Pittsburg, Kansas.
- Little Balkans Days set for Labor Day WeekendAfter canceling the Little Balkans Days Festival in 2020, the Festival Committee has announced the event will return in 2021.
- Beginner’s guide to indoor track meet preparationEight weeks. Eight track meets. From February to March 2018, the coordinator for the Robert W. Plaster Center walked the equivalent of going from Pittsburg to Greensburg, Kansas – and back. Most likely, he walked even longer than that.
From May 5-8, 2022, the Big Kansas Road Trip will showcase Bourbon, Cherokee and Crawford counties in Southeast Kansas.
Learn the real story behind “The Chicken Sisters”, as well as the real story behind Southeast Kansas chicken: Kansas fried chicken drives narrative of novel.
Enjoy a natural habitat unlike the rest of Kansas at more than 30 community parks, 50 miles of shoreline along 1,500 acres of public water, and several trails.
Protesting unfit working conditions in area mines, thousands of women marched to block them. It’s a story that made statewide and national headlines.
Rich soil and wine making traditions of immigrants positioned Eastern Kansas to rival California’s Wine Country. 67 years of Kansas Prohibition changed that.
Since the 1930’s travelers have asked why fried chicken is so popular in the area. It’s a story about a delicious, inexpensive family meal, and survival.